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Quiz #504 - 20th October 2020Sunset Bar

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink What ginger-like rhizome is commonly associated with Thai and Lao cuisine?
2.On This Day After 14 years of construction, the Sydney Opera House was opened by Elizabeth II on this day, 20th October, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Anagram GNOME DILDO NOT UNKIND is an anagram of what capital city and the sovereign country it is capital of?

4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1962)

5.History A mechanised device for spinning thread or yarn from fibres such as wool or cotton, name either one of the two men credited for the development of the spinning frame in 1767?

Round 1 Question 5

6.Geography The Thar Desert covers an area of 200,000 km2 and forms a natural boundary between what two countries?  (½ point for each)
7.Science & Nature At a rate of almost 40 mm (1½ inches) an hour, what is the fastest growing plant in the world?
8.Logos What American fast food restaurant chain is represented by this logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music Which two artists sing the 2012 hit Scream & Shout?  (½ point for each)
10.Sport & Leisure With 14 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze, what country topped the medal-table at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea?
11.Entertainment What 1980s TV series features the wine making Channing family?
12.General Knowledge In a row of seven houses, each house has a different colour front door. The white door is between the purple door and the red door. There are two houses between the blue door and the purple door. The yellow door is the last in the row. The orange door is next to the blue door. The house between the orange door and the purple door has a green front door. The first house in the row does not have a red front door. What is the order of the front doors?


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Round 2

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a 1997 film title.

Round 2 Question 1

2.Current Affairs Name the French teacher beheaded by a terrorist on Friday after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils.
3.Art & Literature In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the boys maintain order by passing around what natural object?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1976)

5.History The reaction that followed Baptist preacher William Miller's erroneous proclamations that Jesus Christ would return to the Earth by 1844 is known as the Great what?
6.Geography What replaced Lagos as the capital of Nigeria on 12th December 1991?
7.Science & Nature What type of animals are studied by a lepidopterist?
8.Flags What archipelago in the Indian Ocean has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music Winning both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, who performs the 1980 hit Fame?
10.Sport & Leisure Who is currently the only African American driver in NASCAR's top-level Cup Series?
11.Entertainment What is the name of the character played by Will Ferrell in the Anchorman films?
12.General Knowledge Other than the United Kingdom and its dependencies, name any two European countries that drive on the left.  (½ point for each)


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Round 3

1.Food & Drink Vietnam's national dish, what 'P' describes this noodle soup?

Round 3 Question 1

2.In This Year Joe Biden, Linda Evans, Harrison Ford, Jimi Hendrix, Terry Jones, and Michael York were all born in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]

Round 3 Question 2

3.Art & Literature Who wrote The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1985)

5.Anagram OILY CRAP ITCH is an anagram of what self-righteous 12-letter word?

6.Entertainment First aired between 1997 and 2004, what is the name of this titular cartoon character?

Round 3 Question 6

7.Science & Nature What 'L' describes the group of fluid-filled tubes and chambers in the ear which contain the receptors for the senses of balance and hearing?
8.Thailand What province in Southern Thailand is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music "Buddy, you're a boy, make a big noise. Playing in the street, gonna be a big man someday." are the opening lyrics to what 1977 song?  (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.Sport & Leisure In the UK, for Premier League games not picked for regular TV coverage, a pay-per-view model was introduced this week. Controversially, how much is being charged to watch a single game?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
11.Entertainment Remembered as the comic foil to the Marx Brothers in seven of their films, what American actress did Groucho Marx describe as "practically the fifth Marx brother"?
12.Sudoku Solve this Sudoku puzzle to reveal the 3 digit figure highlighted.

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Round 4

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a well known term or phrase.

Round 4 Question 1

2.Current Affairs What Australian company revealed this week it is being investigated for possible breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws?
3.Art & Literature Sold in 2018 for US$90.3 million, the highest price ever paid at auction for a painting by a living artist, the 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is by what English artist?

Round 4 Question 3

4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(2013)

5.History What was the name of the Bismarck-class battleship sunk in a Norwegian fjord by RAF "Tallboy" bombs on 12th November 1944?

Round 4 Question 5

6.Geography On the London Underground, previously shown on the Tube map as part of the Metropolitan line, to what was the Metropolitan Railway renamed in 1990?
7.Science & Nature The smallest bird in the world, what two words describe this species?

Round 4 Question 7

8.Landmarks Completed in 1927, Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. In what U.S. city is it?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music Released on 13th April 1973, what is the title of this David Bowie album?

Round 4 Question 9

10.Sport & Leisure Dump, floater and wipe are terms used in what team sport?
11.Entertainment First aired between 1980 and 1984, what British TV series stars Jill Gascoine as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes?
12.Ditloids Replace these initials with words to make a true statement: 13 S on the A F


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Picture Round

Picture Round 20th October 2020


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionThe longest indoors volleyball playing marathon was achieved by SVU Volleybal in Amstelveen, Netherlands, in January 2017. For how many minutes did they play?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
JAS 3 24
Andy & James 8 3 2 23


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